Professional Development


Career Skills: Implicit Bias in Clinical Care and the Clinical Workforce

9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Behavioral Health Providers

Explore healthcare equity issues by discussing the impact of implicit bias on clinical care and workforce development in this workshop.

Clinicians care for a diverse population of patients, which requires careful attention to how implicit biases may impact the quality of patient care—and for clinicians involved in hiring, the diversity of their clinical workforce. This session is designed to help epilepsy providers identify, understand and address biases, and manage the risks that these biases can create.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define implicit bias
  • Recognize how implicit bias may impact their interaction with epilepsy patients
  • Recognize how implicit bias may impact the epilepsy workforce

Organizers: Elizabeth Felton, MD, PhD; Rusty Novotny, MD; and Adam Hartman, MD

Speakers: Roy Hamilton, MD, MS; Paula Houston, Ed.D.; and Fuki Hisama, MD